Partnerships and current opportunities

Charles Darwin University has developed and fostered many successful partnerships with government, industry, communities, professional associations and other research, training and educational providers.  We aim to develop mutually beneficial partnerships which advance our goals and those of our partners.

Working in partnership with other organisations/institutions is fundamental to the way in which we meet our strategic aims and contribute to regional economic growth.  The scope of our partnership activity is diverse and ranges from working with partners to increase access to all levels of vocational and higher education, through to collaborative ventures whereby we enter into a formal partnership which delivers mutual benefit for both partners in areas such as research and education.

Commercial researcharrow

Our researchers can undertake commercial research projects of all sizes to help you find solutions to your problems and meet your goals. 

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Our researchers can undertake commercial research projects of all sizes to help you find solutions to your problems and meet your goals. 

 

Whether you have an immediate problem that needs solving, or are considering a long-term investment in research and development to meet your future organisational needs, we can work with you to develop a customised solution.

 

For further information about possible opportunities or to discuss potential research projects with us, please contact our Research Grants and Business Development team.

Research partnershipsarrow

Sometime a range of expertise is required to find the most appropriate solutions to research problems...

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Sometime a range of expertise is required to find the most appropriate solutions to research problems.  At Charles Darwin University, we believe in pooling our expertise with expertise from government, private enterprise and the community to tackle big issues so that our research outputs and outcomes can make a wider and more significant impact.  Through forming research partnerships, we can seek input from a range of sources and include differing viewpoints so that, together, we can make a real difference.

 

If your organisation is interested in forming a research partnership with our University or has a research problem that needs addressing, please contact our Research Grants and Business Development team.

Training partnershipsarrow

At Charles Darwin University we have many active training partnerships to not only provide our current and potential students with a wide range of training options but also to enable organisations to offer on-the-job accredited training solutions for their staff. 

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At Charles Darwin University we have numerous active training partnerships to ensure we can offer our current and potential students a range of different training opportunities that we would be unable to offer on our own.  We also have training partnerships with a many organisations that enable such organisations to provide on-the-job accredited training to their staff through third party delivery agreement arrangements. 

 

If you would like to discuss potential training partnerships with Charles Darwin University, please contact our Research Grants and Business Development team for further information.

Cooperative Research Centresarrow

Charles Darwin University is an active partner in the Cooperative Research Centre for Remote Economic Participation (CRC REP) and the Plant Biosecurity Cooperative Research Centre (PB CRC).

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The Cooperative Research Centres (CRC) program is an Australian Government Initiative administered by the Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education. The CRC program supports end user driven research collaborations to address major challenges facing Australia. CRCs pursue solutions to these challenges that are innovative, of high impact and capable of being effectively deployed by the end users.

Charles Darwin University is an active partner in the Cooperative Research Centre for Remote Economic Participation (CRC REP) and the Plant Biosecurity Cooperative Research Centre.  The University has previously participated in CRCs for Desert Knowledge, Bushfires, Sustainable Tourism, Tropical Savannas Management and Aboriginal Health.  These CRCs had a range of successful outcomes and have now concluded or evolved into Institutes and the like.

CDU/NT Government Partnership Agreementarrow

Charles Darwin University and the Northern Territory Government have formed a Partnership Agreement which aims to provide sustainable outcomes for the Northern Territory.

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Projects conducted by CDU and the NTG under this Agreement are expected to achieve one or more of the following outcomes:

 

(a) increased CDU student enrolments
(b) increased participation in CDU by Indigenous Territorians
(c) building local teaching and research staff in the Northern Territory
(d) building local capacity to meet the needs of the NTG in areas including but not limited to research, evaluation, education and training
(e) leveraging research investment from sources external to the Northern Territory, such as the Australian Research Council and the National Health and Medical Research Council
(f) partnerships with Territory businesses to increase research and development investment
(g) shared human resources
(h) shared infrastructure.

Collaborative partnershipsarrow

The Australian Research Council’s (ARC) Linkage Projects Scheme provides an opportunity for Organisations to partner with Charles Darwin University to leverage Commonwealth funding for high quality, relevant research that involves risk or innovation.

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The Australian Research Council’s (ARC) Linkage Projects Scheme provides an opportunity for Organisations to partner with Charles Darwin University to leverage Commonwealth funding for high quality, relevant research that involves risk or innovation.

 

Benefits include:

  • Access up to 4 times your cash contribution through Commonwealth funding to help solve your research problem

  • Demonstration of your organisation’s involvement in formal, independent, peer-reviewed  research

  • Staff development through direct collaboration

  • Recruitment opportunities from the next generation of high quality, highly trained University research scholars

  • Access to leading edge research expertise, knowledge, facilities, laboratories and equipment

  • Method of funding Research and Development beyond testing phase.

 

CDU has recently been awarded three ARC Linkage Projects from the Australian Government in its 2012 funding round.  To find out more about the successful projects, click here.

 

For further information about becoming a Partner on an ARC Linkage Project, please download our Collaborative Research Opportunities: Information for potential partners brochure or contact our Research Grants and Business Development team.

 

Current Opportunities

What we can do for you

  • Contract research
  • Consultancies
  • Needs analyses
  • Commercial research
  • Course design & customisation

Partnership Opportunities